Faculty members at Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) create a culturally diverse learning environment that employs best teaching and learning practices, through various delivery modes in order to meet current and future educational needs of the communities served by the College. Faculty members support instruction at several locations throughout the college district including Pendleton, Hermiston, La Grande, Baker City, Boardman and Milton-Freewater. Guided by principles that emphasize educational programs and student success especially in learning and continuous improvement, we envision BMCC as a premier learning organization that is in the forefront of community college education. Performs all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in the BMCC Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan. This is a one-year full time temporary faculty position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and teach assigned courses in writing from basic composition (developmental writing) through all levels of freshman composition.
  • Prepare and teach assigned courses in other areas as assigned.
  • Create experiential learning opportunities and assessment techniques.
  • Participate in assessment of student learning at the course, program and degree level.
  • Advise and mentor students and facilitate the achievement of their educational goals.
  • Provide students with a course syllabus the first class period of each quarter clearly stating learning outcomes, grading processes, attendance requirements, nature of assignments or requirements, and required texts.
  • Integrate learning outcome assessment techniques in instructional planning, curriculum design and teaching activities.
  • Maintain currency in discipline and in role of teaching/facilitating learning by exploring best practices, learning theories, trends in community college education, and the use of technology in education.
  • Maintain hours of work on campus. Provide regularly scheduled and posted office hours for student advisement and course related consultation.
  • Participate in college-wide plans and activities to improve student retention.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the needs of adult learners in the classroom.
  • Strengthen relations and collaborative activities with K-12 (Early College Credit) and baccalaureate-granting colleges.
  • Design, review/assess, and improve curriculum and instructional programs based on learning and skill based outcomes.
  • Observe those policies of the Board of Education and/or administration regulations and procedures as they apply to the instructor as a member of the College faculty.
  • Follow the highest ethical and professional standards of the teaching profession and promote the best interests of the College.
  • Participate in departmental meetings, faculty meetings, and other teams, committees or planning activities as are scheduled to promote the educational goals of the students and the College.
  • Participate in annual course scheduling and budget development.
  • When required, mentor new full-time and part time faculty.
  • Cooperate with Student Services in recruitment efforts and participates in external recruitment activities.
  • Integrate interdisciplinary and global perspectives in course methodology.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Collaborative work skills.
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary learning.
  • Commitment to pluralism and the ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment
  • Ability to facilitate the success of individuals representing a broad range of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Commitment to community service and involvement.
  • High levels of energy, creativity, and motivation to design and implement effective teaching and learning practices.
  • Ability to use distance learning modalities and integrate new technology into classroom.
  • Experience with non-traditional teaching methods and best learning practices.
  • Other Aspects of the Position
  • Ability to transport oneself from Pendleton campus to Hermiston Center.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Requirements:Required Education

  • Master’s degree in discipline from an accredited institution
  • Specialization in writing and reading developmental education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in discipline.
  • Second field of expertise or experience.
  • Experience teaching technical writing and/or accelerated developmental writing sequences.
  • Experience using distance education instructional technologies and modalities.
  • Three years instruction and curriculum development, preferably in a community college.
  • Experience in using a Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable.

Additional Information:This is a one year temporary faculty assignment with full benefits including: Medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and long term disability insurance; Employer paid retirement; and Tuition waiver for employee and qualified dependents.